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Gasland Part II - on Fracking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Josh Fox, director of “Gasland Part II,” talks about hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being used worldwide. The film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides of the issue, and looks at the influence oil and gas industries have in Washington. “Gasland Part II” airs on HBO in July 11 at 4:15 pm (see schedule for other screenings).

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Comments [5]

Ben Baker from Southport, CT

Thanks to WNYC for helping Josh Fox get this message out. It is so very important. Still, the ONLY way to affect change in this country (as we are seeing around the world) is to take to the streets. Street demonstrations are why The Vietnam War ended and they would have a major effect on the cracking issue as well as many other examples of the hijacking of our country by corporate interests. Call for a demonstration in Washington, DC and change will slowly begin to happen.

Jul. 11 2013 02:08 PM
Amy from Manhattan

One of the pro-fracking groups actually underwrites a program (from another network, maybe WBUR) that airs on WNYC. They tell little stories & give their URL, which is something like thinkitover.com.

Jul. 11 2013 01:56 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Perhaps your guest could address the charge that this isn't just about so-called "natural gas," but is also a massive land grab by the industry abetted by their political cronies.

Jul. 11 2013 01:53 PM
Peg from Tioga County NY

Has Mr Fox ever been able to get a representative from the gas industry to address, point by point, what they claim are the errors and distortions in Gasland?

Jul. 11 2013 01:28 PM
antonio from baySide

Today senator Byron Dorgan was on the Brian Lehrer and he dismissed the dangers of fracking and Mr.Fox's films; How can we ever penetrate that kind of bubble?

This is a better question...
Is there a way to use 'ORGANIC' materials to extract the gas...
Isn't part of the problem we are using a toxic soup and injecting it in the ground to get the gas? Or is there more to it?

Jul. 11 2013 12:15 PM

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